Oh boy, what a day it was. That day being today for me, right now, in the present as I write this. It’s probably yesterday or the day before that for you. Who knows?
Moving on, it was an interesting experience for me: I recorded the first episode of my new podcast, You Don’t Have to Listen to This Podcast, and wrote this blog post to promote it.
Mentally, this has been a little draining, because this podcast is a bit of an experiment by me. A self-indulgent learning experience, really. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone enjoys it but at least I had a good time making it.
Well, what’s the podcast about you ask? As you likely know from reading this, I have a blog (and sometimes videos). I have to write these things but before I can write them I need to think of them. I have to brainstorm and try to milk the whole idea out of my head. I have to ~create~ and I have to make dull stories not dull. This podcast will be a behind the scenes look at that MAGIC that takes place.
What you need to know is that I wanted to start a podcast, so I have and the most important thing to remember is, you don’t have to listen to this podcast (but you totally can).
Basically, to sum up what you’re getting, every week, for every blog post or video I put out, I’m going to rant for 40-ish minutes about it. I’ll take from that and create the finished product. Done. That’s what it is. Does the world need this podcast? NO! But, you don’t have to listen to this podcast.
Every thing is practice, no one pays me anything. Therefore, I just do. I might say some strange things. I’m gonna talk my ideas out. The podcast accompanies the blog posts. It’s generally meta, this blog post plugging the first episode is meta-meta. The first episode is about this blog post. Do you see what’s happening? A podcast about writing a blog post about promoting a podcast about a blog post! GAH!
If you’re asking “why?” then you’ll have to listen for my explanation I give in the podcast that I decided to cut from this blog post. But, you don’t have to listen to this podcast.
This is what we do nowadays. We show off everything. We show all the work. The podcast is long division. The blog is what gets put down on paper.
Don’t worry if this makes you cringe. I’ll keep reminding you that it doesn’t matter.
I don’t live very far from a T. J. Maxx, so when it comes to Christmas shopping I always take a peak in to see if there is anything I